Ben Banayan

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17th / 18th century Chinese (Gansu or East Turkestan) pile carpet fragment with a classic Ming lotus and peonies vine-scroll design made into a saddle blanket probably in the 19th. size= 19’×53′. For similar rugs see Tiffany, “Antique Chinese Rugs,” plate 12 and “Souvrani Tappeti,” plate 152. Provenance: Sandra Whitman Collection
Detail from a so-called ‘Golden Triangle’ group carpet. Woven arguably in either Northwest Persia or Eastern Anatolia at a time when the border between these two areas was more fluid, circa 1700? Sourced in Tibet and later part of a significant German collection.
Freaky fine Shirvan prayer rug, dated 1267 / 1851, unusual square proportions.

Baluch Minakhani design rug (worn)